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. >>> and a big shake-up in the leadership of the d.c. council. council chairman kwame brown has reassigned committee chair appointments removing tommy wells as chairman of the transportation committee. the backlash has been strong with lots of phone calls and hundreds of e-mails coming in to support council member wells. we're told chairman kwame brown called wells to his office for an unusual meeting at 9:00 p.m. on monday. that's when wells got the news. he was out as head of public works and transportation and off the metro board. >> i was surprised and you know, that's part of where we are right now. >> political payback in your opinion or are you not willing to go that far? >> that's not what i'm focused on. >> council member wells will now take over the committee on parks and recreation. >>> turning to the economy, no deal yet but negotiators will meet again this afternoon despite the war of words heating up. the top senate republican is suggesting a way out. senate leader mitch mcconnell made the offer after speaker boehner and the president sou
are demanding tax hikes on the wealthiest part of the deal and some republicans want big spending cuts. >> reporter: with 49 days left -- 14 days left until the $49.3 trillion ceiling deadline, the president urgeed both sides to work together and, so far, have been far a part. >> we can't let politics stand in the way of doing the right think this in washington. we can't stand in the way when it comes to doing the right thing on deficits. >> reporter: the focus on monday shifted to the capitol. the house republicans are introducing a deal tieing any debt ceiling agreement to a balanced budget amendment, have an if it reaches the president's debt, the white house is promising a veto. >> up fortunately, there is no chance of this getting through. >> reporter: des like maryland's chris van holland say the gop bill is a distraction and would drastically cut medicare while leaving tax cuts for the wealthy in place. >> and when people realize what they're doing, playing with the constitution in that way, they will see this is not about -- . >> this is a plan. >> reporter: republican senator
and increase the nations borrowing limit. >> everything they have told me and the speaker is to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation extraordinarily difficult 9.2% unemployment. it is a job killer. >> we need to do something very big, substantial to bring long term debt down overtime we have to do that in a way that is good for the economy. >> reporter: of course there is a difference in opinion what is exactly good for the economy, house speaker john boehner said look the republicans are not going to agree on any package that includes any increases in taxes therefore the republican package is $2 trillion where as the deal the president has been pushing is a $4 trillion deal we should learn more at the press conference scheduled here at the white house 11:00 a.m. >>> three small planes in three separate incidents had to be intercepted by fighter jets this weekend each plane flew too close to camp david. the first around noon saturday another later that night the third happened late yesterday morning in every case the planes landed withou
morning steve and alison big hello welcome back. >> thank you tuck. i experienced dry heat i will talk about it later in the show. >> we had something from another world over the weekend temperatures a little better today i want to stress, low 90s decent chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms could use those this is generally a good news monday forecast let's look at our satellite radar, again we will start with radar gain showers off to the south and east, heavy rain in spots across southern maryland during the overnight hours they had a flash flood warning, but you can see here in the immediate washington area, fairly quiet conditions there is a lot of haze and humidity in the atmosphere. temperature not comfortable, regan national, 81 degrees. 76 dulles, 75 at the naval air station and 75 hagueers town. partly sunny condition, thunderstorms developing later, highs upper 80s low 90s again our best chance of rain this week let's hope we get a little bit before sunshine returns tomorrow more details in the forecast in a coupling minutes lauren. >>> we are still dealing with two
door meeting trying to rally his party convincing some holdouts but not enough. >> is this as big as we wanted to go? heck no. we wanted to go bigger. we ran on going bigger. but this is the only proposal on the table that accomplishes the goals that we set out to do. >> this bill in one fell swoop just pulls the plug on progress to america's families. >> we have five days remaining until a few extremist republicans and note i say a few drive our economy off a cliff because they are too radical and inexperienced to compromise. >> reporter: more than a dozen wall street ceos sent a letter to the white house and congress yesterday pushing them to reach a deal and to do it quickly. they warn that failure to do so will have grave consequences for businesses, consumers as well as the markets and already wall street has reacted to the uncertainty with the dow falling yesterday for the fifth straight day. treasury officials are working on an emergency plan that would prioritize who gets paid if no deal is reached by tuesday. that is the latest here on capitol hill. back to you. >> thank you. >
news. >>> and back to our other big story tonight, the punishing heat that continues to grip our region. here we are after 10:00 tonight live in d.c. and it's 90 degrees outside, feels like 99 degrees, but it's a bit cooler than it was this afternoon. get this. dulles registered the hottest temperature ever on record today, 105 degrees and in the district at times it felt like 120 degrees. sue palka with us now. is it ever going to stop? >> it's hard to almost put into words what we've been through and what i'm noticing is people that have lived in d.c. all their lives, we don't remember anything like this, widespread heat indexes of 115 to 120. the 120 we hit in d.c. which is what it feels like, that combination of heat and humidity, we don't it really keep records on that, but one of the guys at the weather service did a calculation and says you have to go back to july 16th, 1980, to find a day more humid than today. so if it feels like it's been decades, folks, it has. we hope it will be decades before we do it again, shawn. we had a few cooling thunderstorm earlier today and that he
have lots of space to get hydrated and also areas to get cooled off in. the big heat will move east, which we also have to talk about thunderstorms and would you know there's even a tropical storm. so lots more coming up in weather. we'll focus on this storm in a little while. >>> a warning from pepco tonight to conserve energy in this heatwave. the company says extreme heat can put a lot of stress on electrical equipment, but they say the power supply should be able to meet the high demand. their advice, set your thermostat at 78 and use an electric fan. turn off all nonessential appliances and postpone the use of high energy appliances like electric stoves, washers and driers and dishwashers until the evening hours. you can track the scorching temperatures on www.myfoxdc.com. we've got an entire page dedicated to the heat from tips on conserving energy while staying cool to advice on keeping your car running in the heat. it's all there in one place. >>> a heart stopping close encounter caught on camera. fox 5's bob barnard is here to show us and explain what happened. >> what you'
out of service can be down right scary. >> i feel like if you trip it would be just like a big tumble, you just keep falling down. it's like what are we supposed to -- you know, if i break some bones what's going to happen then. is somebody going to pay me? >> reporter: metro says one of the three escalators here was already under repair and when the up escalator broke down they tried to switch the down to up and it too failed. >> it's terrible. it's hot. you're confused, you going to fall. it don't make sense. >> reporter: that wasn't the only issue here. >> the elevator is now out of service which, you know, leaves you in an impossible situation. >> reporter: especially if like william malone, you move kind of slow. >> well, i think i'm holding up people behind me. got a lot of hurried commuters behind you. >> reporter: and for awhile here at bethesda. >> people are going up and down on the same escalator. >> reporter: not an ideal predicament on any day. happy to report right now, both the up and down escalators are working now here at bethesda. metro says with this extreme heat, m
this has the potential to be the big one. >> reporter: business leaders from d.c., maryland and virginia are trying to make contingency plans. it's not just local governments that are in a spot. all businesses are concerned. >> what effect will that have on our consumer interest rates, credit card rates? we don't know. there's so much uncertainty. >> reporter: no deal could knock the district of columbia to its knees financially. >> yes. everything they do on the hill affects us. >> reporter: the city's chief financial officer warned a possible rationing of services and the return of the control board. >> if we have no cash flow because you would not be able to pay the capayments to metro or payroll, et cetera, i hope that's really removed, but that is one thing we have to keep in mind here. >> reporter: either deal has deep spending cuts that will leave future holes in local budgets. >> when you look at the numbers proposed for cuts, it's in the trillions. >> reporter: arlington county's chief financial officer says it's not just weather be storms. >> we came through the '08, '09, '10 r
's rough in big d. >> it's already 87. 5:15 in the morning there. >> yes. that's unpleasant. 83 in miami. >> nice break, pacific northwest. july can tell us more. seattle, 58 degrees. >> showers and thunderstorms activities out of here. we have generally clear skies. look out towards cleveland and cincinnati. a whole lot of nothing going on. we should be in for bright sunshine. enjoy. plenty of sunshine with less humidity. yeah. okay. let's keep rolling. >> let's do it. >> mostly clear tonight. the five-day forecast, there we go. 92 today, tomorrow. by friday, near 100. back to the low temperatures in the 80s. >> and humid as well. >> lovely. >> thanks, tuck. >>> let's check in with julie and go with the traffic. >> i thought it was funny. tucker mentioned in seattle where it was. sun worshiping, nondrinking girl to the northwest. i tonight get it. >> a beautiful city. >> yes, my dear. >> i went up to mt. rainier and now know where santa claus lives because there was snow on the ground. >> okay, i have to take the girls and visit. so i know that's where santa lives. that's true. northbou
of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> our other big story a commission trying to find out how osama bin laden hid in pakistan for so long, investigators ordered the government to prevent his relatives leaving pakistan without per mix. they may release one of his wives back to yemen three of his wives and several children were detained after the raid two months ago. >> latest to the search for seven american tourists in mexico, survivors of the deadly fishing accident hope their friends can be found. >> it has been more than 65 hours now the mexican navy said they presume people are dead after 96 hours. the search does continue. >>> mix con navy and u.s. coast guard are searching -- mexican navy and u.s. coast guard are searching from the air. >>> if some body spots something they have camera technology they can zoom in on something they would see in the water. >> a tourist boat capsized early sunday morning off the baja california peninsula. passenger and crew were thrown into the water when the boat was tossed during a violent storm. crews from mexico and the u.s. are combing the sea. >>> we
outdoors. >> a lot of people exercising. >> yes, today another beautiful one, highs 90, low hood mity, big changes tomorrow -- humidity, big changes tomorrow. >> good or bad side. >> hot side. numbers, 78 right now regan national, generally in the washington mid-atlantic, up in new england, boston 69. heart of the heat all summer long continues today looking at the five day forecast, in dallas, dallas does not have a forecast high under 102 so that gives you an idea how hot it is. wichita, 104, st. louis excessive heat warning the brunt of the heat off to the west a little piece of that energy will slip east and heat things up for us enjoy today by tomorrow and on friday, right back into the upper 90s close to 100 by friday. >>> satellite radar lots of sunshine expected mentioning all morning, carolinas, to new york, up to chicago, we don't have a cloud in the skies, just a few passing fair weather clouds, nice and dry highs 90 degrees even cooler than yesterday your five day forecast more humidity tomorrow, 95, friday dangerous heat likely heat advisoryings, near 100, not much better sat
measures in place for the commemmoration as well as two other big events in the county this weekend. >> the fire and rescue units will be operating on several different sites. >> reporter: the assistant chief says his department has been planning for these events for over a year now. heat was something they've been preparing for. >> you plan for the worst and hope for the best. so yes, we have considered it. we were hoping that it wouldn't happen but it is coming. >> reporter: emergency personnel teams will be fanned out. cooling medical stepts will be set up. even some rescuers will be riding bikes. still, officials hope those who plan to spend hour in the extreme heat will do their best to keep cool n. and hydrate often. >> i'm very concerned with the heat. of a had problems the last few years with heat and getting too dehydrated. so yeah, i'm very concerned. >> by the way, there is a race at the old dominion speedway this weekend as well. it is expected to draw thousands to help people. nearby fire departments are stepping up to assist over the next days. >>> there is still plent
it for years. >> how heavy is a gold bar? >> i guess it depends on how big the bar is. a pound? i don't know. >> i've never had the pleasure of holding a gold bar. >> the forecast for the weekend couldn't be better. i think we'll have an award- winning forecast. want to start in the beaches. i know many of you headed out of town. if you picked this weekend to be across the eastern shore, you picked a perfect weekend. bright sunshine. you'll see a few passing clouds. but generally fine conditions with highs in the mid-80s. overnight lows in the 70s. humidity will be in check here for the next couple days. as we drive north here, you're in fine shape. look at the water temperature. 75 degrees. that's refreshing. it's a perfect water temperature. >> i think that's close to the peak heating here with the water. >> i have to do this. in the story i want to make sure. >> we're hoping that doesn't happen as lawmakers reach a deal soon. >> we'll have the president's press conference at 11:00 here on fox 5. >>> we will also have miss julie wright. >> we're talking about the beach forecast. i just wa
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